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Effectiveness of Contemporary Neurodevelopmental Treatment In Combination With Hippotherapy On Gross Motor Function, Other Activities and Participation In A Person With Cri Du Chat Syndrome
Introduction: Cri du Chat syndrome, also known as 5p syndrome, and "cat's cry syndrome" is a rare genetic condition caused by a loss of genetic material on chromosome 5, which, among other things, consequently affects developmental motor delay. There are no randomized clinical studies or pilot studies, nor case studies published in the databases examining the efficacy of neurophysiotherapy on gross motor function in a person with Cri du Chat syndrome. Methods: We conducted a case study where we used the mixed methods design, more specifically the convergence model, and investigated the effectiveness of 12-month modern RNO on improving gross motor function in a child with Kabuki syndrome. In the quantitative part of the case study, we performed a retrospective analysis of the quantitative results of the gross motor function measure (GMFM-88). In the qualitative part of the case study, we conducted a semi-structured interview with a physiotherapist with special knowledge. Results: Based on the analysis of the results of an existing case study using the mixed methods paradigm on a person with Cri du Chat syndrome, we find that neurophysiotherapy program is effective in improving short motor function in the 15 years. Conclusions: Based on the integration of methods, we consequently gained a deeper insight into the subjective experience of the effectiveness of the mentioned neurophysiotherapy program of a physiotherapist of a person with Cri du Chat syndrome to improve in the field of activity and participation.